~~Repost from Fellow quilter of Scratchingpost yahoo group~~~~~~
Most people are aware that an extremely destructive [EF-5] tornado struck Joplin, MO the evening of May 22, 2011. In the 10 days since, many of us who reside in southwest Missouri have been responding to the urgent need for assistance to that community at every level. Sindy has kindly approved my posting this message with regard to a call for help from quilters. I am personally involved with the project described through the church with which I am affiliated, and will gladly answer any questions anyone should have. Please carefully consider this plea to get involved with Joplin, Missouri tornado relief.
Dee-MO, aka Lighthouse-MO
"Covering Joplin With Love"
Quilters all over the country are invited to send one or more quilts for distribution to persons whose home was damaged or destroyed in Joplin, MO when an EF-5 tornado struck on May 22, 2011.
The need is urgent and enormous. Quilts of all sizes are needed: light-weight summer quilts for babies and children, youth and adults for this time of year would be especially useful. Crib, twin, double, queen king....any weight batting . ANY and ALL SIZES will be put to use immediately and in the months to come as thousands of people have been left without housing and furnishings. We ask that you employ the quilter's high standard of quality please only send an item that you would be pleased to receive. Contributions may be personally delivered or send to:
"Covering Joplin with Love"
c/o Brentwood Christian Church
1900 E. Barataria
Springfield, MO 65804-3835
Quilts may be sent by UPS, Fed-Ex or United States Postal Service. For more information, call the church at 417-881-0144, Jeanne Nixon, 417-883-5182 or Charlie Bahn, 417-234-6826, or email